August 19, 2013

Small-Town Holy Man

Grizzled grey beard stuttering

Uttering nonsensical words

Heard with a smirk by others

Mothers say, “Children steer clear”

Fearing thoughts unspeakable

Weak and seemingly nuts

But the small-town holy man

Can’t understand any of this

His higher mind quite possessed

Obsessed with the words

Heard only by him inside

His pride is non-existent

Persistent in revealing the truth


1 comment:

  1. hmm how many times have we seen this person I know I have N you have given a very striking n emotional response in your poem to both the onlooker and the one being spoken of .. I like this very very much b ;))


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